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Solidago stricta (Wand goldenrod)
Cressler, Alan

Solidago stricta

Solidago stricta Aiton

Wand Goldenrod, Wand-like Goldenrod, Willowleaf Goldenrod

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Solidago stricta, found in sandy sites from New Jersey southward, has a wand-like flower stalk, scattered flower clusters, and narrow, scale-like leaves pressed against the stem.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Size Notes: From 1 to about 6 feet in height.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , DE , FL , GA , LA , MD , MS , NC , NJ , SC , TX , VA
Native Distribution: Delaware south to Florida and west to Texas, with a disjunct distribution in southern Mexico and Guatemala

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National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Research Literature

Reslit 186 - Goldenrod: Plants with multipurpose potential (2002) R. L. Burrows

This information was provided by the Florida WIldflower Foundation.
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Additional resources

USDA: Find Solidago stricta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Solidago stricta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Solidago stricta


Record Modified: 2023-01-16
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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